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Bitterroot Grizzlies Will Have Full ESA Protections, Wildlife Officials Say

Grizzly bears that make their way into the Bitterroot Ecosystem will have Endangered Species Act protections . U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials made that announcement a letter to National Forests in the area Tuesday.

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You're Invited To Our 55th Birthday Party!

Montana Public Radio is turning 55 years old! Help us celebrate during an open house on Friday, January 31 from 5 – 7 p.m. at our studios on the UM campus ( see map ). Visit with staff, enjoy snacks and beverages, get a tour of the station and a look behind the scenes in the newsroom. We hope to see you there!

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'Field Notes': Meeting A Montana Loon In Mexico

Each week, the haunting wail of the common loon opens the Field Notes program. The loon’s cry always brings to my mind clear mountain lakes rimmed by lush coniferous forests, a handsome pair of birds in their formal black and white courting plumage calling across the quiet water.

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Watch Live: Senate Impeachment Trial

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. You can watch live here each day as the proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

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